Join us for our first community event. It’s free!

The Reentry Project — in partnership with WURD, the Philadelphia Media Network and WHYY — will be holding our first community event soon:

If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism

This unique event assembles voices from both sides of the prison system to candidly discuss the challenges that make reentry such a difficult hurdle. Our ultimate goal? Finding and replicating solutions that work.


• Leon King II – Former Philadelphia Prisons Commissioner
• Reuben Jones – Co-Founder and Executive Director of Frontline Dads
• Valerie Todd-Listman – Mothers In Charge, Group Facilitator in the Philadelphia Prisons
• Emma Restrepo – Freelance journalist and host at ElZol radio

Moderator – Solomon Jones, Morning Host at WURD Radio

DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 8, 2017, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

LOCATION: African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (View Map)

Register for free now: If These Walls Could Talk: Solving Reentry and Recidivism


Free event today: Breaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power

Join Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice’s Goldring Reentry Initiative today, Saturday, May 6 at International House Philadelphia for Breaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power—an afternoon symposium about humanizing criminal justice systems.

This event is part of Voices, a Mural Arts project supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Hear the voices of people directly impacted by these systems and explore pathways from incarceration to activism. Connect with people and organizations during our resource fair. Then build a plan to respond to local criminal justice issues through dialogue and civic action!

This event will feature the Philadelphia premiere of Rikers: An American Jail, a PBS documentary from Bill Moyers that brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. In addition, there will be a panel on reform issues within the county jail system, moderated by Baz Dreisinger, author of Incarceration Nations; a presentation from the Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank; and a keynote address by Shaka Senghor, author of Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison, and a leading voice in criminal justice reform.

This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Four CEUs can be offered to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers.  To request CEUs, email with their full name by April 28th.

View the schedule and RSVP here: Breaking Down Walls: From Prison to Power

Event: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank this Wednesday

Criminal Justice Bloc

Criminal Justice Bloc. 79 likes · 11 talking about this. SP2’s CJB seeks to increase awareness and promote action around the numerous intersecting issues that relate to the criminal justice system.

Facebook Event page with RSVP and more info: Art, Activism and Conversation with PHL’s Reentry Think Tank

Join us; its free! ..Seeking solutions Monday evening at Temple Journalism

In January, the Philadelphia chapter of the Online News Association got together to get to know Philadelphia Reentry Reporting Collaborative.

On Monday evening, ONA-Philly is visiting the Department of Journalism at Temple University.

But as it turns out, at least two of the speakers will address issues related to our project.


Prof. Magda Konieczna

Prof. Magda Konieczna will discuss how, as mainstream journalism wanes, the innovators behind a group of news nonprofits are attempting to fill the gap by providing the kind of quality information that is essential to our democracy. She will also talk about her book project, which explores the emergent behaviors of sharing and collaboration that allow them to do so.

Konieczna has been researching the reentry collaborative and will focus the final project of her Entrepreneurial Journalism class this semester on sustaining such an organization — using us as a test case.


Prof. Jillian Bauer

Prof. Jillian Bauer will discuss why she is teaching a solutions journalism class focused specifically on addiction reporting.

In this special topics course — Covering Addiction Through Solutions Journalism — a large group of students from Temple University’s Department of Journalism in the School of Media and Communication are spending a full semester on in-depth, long-form reporting on addiction solutions.


All are invited!

What’s new at Temple Journalism?

Monday, March 20, 2017
6:00 PM

Temple University Annenberg Hall
2020 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)

Enter from 13th Street; we’ll be in the atrium.